Books with an asterisk (*) are especially recommended or were core texts used in creating this guide.
This is a general category. Some of these books are relevant to more than one of the categories that follow it.
Apkon, Stephen. The Age of the Image : Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. * (Especially recommended)
Barry, Ann Marie Seward. Visual Intelligence : Perception, Image, and Manipulation in Visual Communication. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997.
Carr, Nicholas. The shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains. norton paperback. reprint ed. W. W. Norton & Company; 2011.
Cozolino, L. J. (2013). The social neuroscience of education : optimizing attachment and learning in the classroom. New York: W. W. Norton.
Cozolino, L. J. (2010). The neuroscience of psychotherapy : healing the social brain (2nd ed.). New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
Ewen, S. (2008). PR!: A social history of spin. Basic Books. An excellent history of how media messages have been used to influence attitudes and behavior.
Franck, Frederick. The Zen of Seeing: Seeing/drawing As Meditation. Vintage Books, 1973.
Lessig, Lawrence. Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. New York: Penguin Press, 2008. Addresses issues related to intellectual property and the remixing of images and other media.
Williams, Rick., Newton, Julianne Hickerson. Visual Communication : Integrating Media, Art and Science. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006.
Rico, Gabriele L. Writing the Natural Way : Using Right-brain Techniques to Release Your Expressive Powers. Los Angeles, Calif.: J.P. Tarcher.
Sacks, Oliver. (1998). The man who mistook his wife for a hat: And other clinical tales. Simon & Schuster.
Golombisky, Kim, and Rebecca Hagen. White Space Is Not Your Enemy : A Beginner's Guide to Communicating Visually Through Graphic, Web & Multimedia Design. Amsterdam ; Boston: Focal Press/Elsevier. *
See also Patterson (2004) under "Photography" and Block (2007), Mercado (2011) and Mascelli (1965) under "Movies and Video" below.
Cartier-Bresson, Henri. The Mind's Eye: writings on Photography and Photographers. Ed. Michael L Sand. New York, N.Y.: n.p., 1999. Widely recognized as the father of modern photojounalism.
Eisenstaedt, Alfred. Eisenstaedt's Guide to Photography: A Studio Book. Viking Press; First Edition, 1978. A classic.
Orwig, Chris. Visual Poetry. New Riders, 2009. Helpful advice for people getting started in photography.
Patterson, Freeman. Photography and the Art of Seeing : A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography. Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books, 2004. A highly respected fine art photographer.
Peterson, Bryan. Understanding Shutter Speed : Creative Action and Low-light Photography Beyond 1/125 Second. New York: Amphoto Books, 2008.
Image Editing –
Bampton, Victoria. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 - the Missing Faq. Lightroom Queen Publishing., 2013. * (Especially recommended for Adobe Lightroom users.)
Davis, Harold, and Davis, Phyllis. The Photoshop Darkroom. Oxford: Focal, 2009.* (Recommended for Photoshop users.)
Bernard, Sheila Curran., Rabin, Kenn. Archival Storytelling : A Filmmaker's Guide to Finding, Using, and Licensing Third-party Visuals and Music. Amsterdam; Boston: Focal Press, 2009.
Bernard, Sheila Curran. Documentary Storytelling : Creative Nonfiction on Screen. Amsterdam; Boston: Focal Press, 2011.*
Block, B. A. The visual story: Creating the structure of film, television, and visual media. Boston: Focal Press, 2007
Ebert, Roger.The Great Movies.Random House Digital, Inc., 2002.* (A great book. See also the second and third volumes.)
Mascelli, J. V. The five C's of cinematography. Silman-James Press Los Angeles, 1965.
Mercado, Gustavo. The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition. London: Focal Press, 2011.
Monaco, James. How to Read a Film : Movies, Media, and Beyond. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.*
Rabiger, Michael. Directing the Documentary. Fifth Edition. Focal Press, 2009.
Video Editing –
Murch, Walter, and Francis Ford Coppola. In the Blink of An Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing. Silman-James Press Beverly Hills, 2001.
Visual Literacy: An Institutional Imperative (EDUCAUSE Review) http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/visual-literacy-institutional-imperative
Wolf, M., Barzillai, M., & Dunne, J. (2009). The importance of deep reading. http://ase.tufts.edu/crlr/documents/2009EL-ImportanceDeepReading.pdf
ARTstor Image Collections and Services https://guides.lib.unc.edu/artstor
Joseph D. Novak & Alberto J. Cañas. The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct and Use Them. http://cmap.ihmc.us/Publications/ResearchPapers/TheoryCmaps/TheoryUnderlyingConceptMaps.htm>
Wikipedia: Mind Map. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_mapping
Brainstorming. The Writing Center, UNC Chapel Hill http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/brainstorming/
How to use a Concept Map to organize and comprehend information http://www.inspiration.com/visual-learning/concept-mapping
Visual Literacy - Subject and Course Guides at University of California Irvine http://libguides.lib.uci.edu/content.php?pid=55242&sid=404490
Designing Effective Posters (UNC HSL guide) https://guides.lib.unc.edu/posters
Cambridge in Color http://www.cambridgeincolour.com
DP Review (widely-used site with reviews, tutorials, and discussions) http://www.dpreview.com
Camera Labs: http://www.cameralabs.com
Camera Ergonomics: http://cameraergonomics.blogspot.com
Introduction to Photoshop (HSL/UNC Libraries guide) https://guides.lib.unc.edu/photoshop
Sheila Curran Bernard, Documentary Storytelling http://www.sheilacurranbernard.com/documentary-storytelling.html
International Documentary Association http://www.documentary.org
Center For Digital Storytelling (http://storycenter.org)
Video Editing –
Adobe Premiere Pro video tutorials – http://tv.adobe.com/product/premiere-pro/
Adobe Premiere Pro (guide from Media & Design Center) https://guides.lib.unc.edu/mdc/audiovideoediting/videoediting
Richard Harrington blog (Adobe expert): http://www.richardharringtonblog.com
Larry Jordan blog (Final Cut Pro expert): https://larryjordan.com/blog/
Screencasting examples (some are free) –
For websites of video editing and screencasting software vendors see the Digital Video and Storytelling section of this guide.
The following is a mindmap of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
For a more detailed mindmap showing the performance indicators for each standard, click the mindmap and the expanded version will appear in a new window.
The ACRL Visual Literacy Standards document is at http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/visualliteracy
These mindmaps were created using MindNode Pro software.